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Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast

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Top Tips For Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast
Central heating is a luxury which many homeowners take for granted, yet, the cost of running it can be astronomical. According to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the average household will spend between 5 and 22% of their post-tax income on energy costs. This is a significant figure which many can’t afford, or simply don’t want to spend on heating their homes. Therefore, when you’re moving up the property ladder or buying your first home in Cornelius, here’s how to cut your central heating bill.

Regularly service & maintain your furnace
You’ll likely be one of the many Cornelius, NC Real Estate households heating and cooling your home via a central furnace. With this type of heating, it’s essential that your furnace is kept in excellent condition to ensure optimum performance. A furnace consists of lots of intricate parts which need to be handled with care, therefore, it’s recommended you get a professional HVAC contractor to inspect and tune-up your furnace to help you in  cutting your central heating costs fast. Most maintenance companies recommend an annual service, so make sure you pop a reminder to book an appointment onto your calendar each year to prevent your central heating costs from being negatively impacted. In between services, a gentle dusting should suffice to keep everything in good working order.

Only heat required rooms
Residents in North Carolina can expect to spend, on average, $272 a month on their energy bills, so, the last thing you want to do is shell out any more than you really have to. When you put your heating on, make sure that it’s only set to heat up the room or rooms in your property which are being used. Doing this can save you hundreds in the long run, it prevents heat being wasted and it’s much better for the environment too. To further save cash and cutting your central heating costs, switch off your heating when you’re not home and consider turning it off or down when you’re heading to bed.

Make home improvements
When you purchase a Cornelius, NC Single Family Home for Sale, make sure you find out from The Martin Real Estate Team, the type of heating system in place. Once you’ve got the keys to your new property, you’ll likely want to put your own stamp on your new place, however, don’t forget to keep some funds aside to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Insulation is a great way of trapping heat in your home when it’s most needed and will help to cool it down during the balmy summer months. It’s also worth fitting seal leaks to air ducts to prevent heat from escaping. Holes in walls from television cables and similar will also allow cold air in and heat out, so it’s worth filling these in or reducing the size of them.

Running central heating can be costly, therefore, homeowners in Cornelius, North Carolina should take steps to lower their bills and their usage. This is easily achieved with regular maintenance, choosing to heat just the rooms in your home which are in use and by making smart home improvements. By following these steps, it won’t be long before your heating bill significantly reduces.

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Cornelius Homes for Sale

Cornelius homes

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22340 Country Club Lane -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $2,150,000 (2328 sqft)
Subdivision: Country Club Shores
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Sean Hill | MLS # 4157665 | Active
18019 Harbor Light Boulevard -- 6 BR, 7.4 BA
Price: $16,000,000 (15048 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 3895525 | Active
21437 Country Club Drive -- 6 BR, 6.3 BA
Price: $7,950,000 (8796 sqft)
Subdivision: Country Club Shores
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Helen Adams Realty | MLS # 4141805 | Active
17807 Largo Place -- 4 BR, 5.1 BA
Price: $7,895,000 (7176 sqft)
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Re/Max Diamond Realty | MLS # 4123359 | Active
19419 Tresia Lane -- 7 BR, 6.2 BA
Price: $6,395,000 (6932 sqft)
Subdivision: Diane Shores
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 4064518 | Active
19117 Peninsula Point Drive -- 7 BR, 8.3 BA
Price: $6,000,000 (10721 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Allen Tate Lake Norman | MLS # 4147704 | Active
17429 Staysail Court -- 7 BR, 7.1 BA
Price: $3,999,999 (10458 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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David Hoffman Realty | MLS # 4100651 | Active
20432 Staghorn Court -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $3,950,000 (5330 sqft)
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 4018265 | Active
18001 Whispering Oaks Drive -- 5 BR, 6.1 BA
Price: $3,695,000 (5527 sqft)
Subdivision: Point Largo
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Southern Charm Realty | MLS # 4109843 | Active
17938 John Connor Road -- 6 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $3,499,000 (5002 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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The Agency - Charlotte | MLS # 4142874 | Active
18612 Balmore Pines Lane -- 4 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $3,100,000 (4997 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Beycome Brokerage | MLS # 4133639 | Active
21437 Country Club Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $2,950,000 (2365 sqft)
Subdivision: Country Club Shores
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Helen Adams Realty | MLS # 4152570 | Active
18112 Harbor Light Boulevard -- 5 BR, 5.1 BA
Price: $2,850,000 (5950 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 4127205 | Active
19002 Meta Road -- 5 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $2,095,000 (5050 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Properties of the | MLS # 4146121 | Active
7315 Norman Island Drive -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $1,399,000 (3549 sqft)
Subdivision: 100 Norman Place
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Century 21 DiGioia | MLS # 4137601 | Active
17418 Sailors Watch Place -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $1,294,500 (3628 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Properties of the | MLS # 4133597 | Active
19634 Bustle Road -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $1,274,000 (3233 sqft)
Subdivision: Diane Shores
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 4146421 | Active
19127 Berkley Commons Drive -- 6 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $1,250,000 (5349 sqft)
Subdivision: Jetton Cove
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KB Fisher & Co | MLS # 4132163 | Active
18417 Dunblane Court -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $1,200,000 (2513 sqft)
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HomeZu | MLS # 4141121 | Active
16512 Pelican Point Lane -- 5 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $1,200,000 (3561 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 4157476 | Active

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Cornelius Townhomes and Condos for Sale

Cornelius condos

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19773 Deer Valley Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $270,000 (1148 sqft)
Subdivision: Alexander Chase
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Brigitte Perry | MLS # 4154966 | Active
19329 Watermark Drive -- 3 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $1,525,000 (2864 sqft)
Complex: Watermark
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 4112266 | Active
18015 Kings Point Drive -- 3 BR, 3 BA
Price: $1,100,000 (2311 sqft)
Subdivision: Baybridge
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Stephen Cooley Real | MLS # 4153883 | Active
18641 Harborside Drive -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $799,000 (1375 sqft)
Complex: Villages at Harborside
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K.M.D. Realty Inc. | MLS # 4092221 | Active
18721 Skysail Court -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $699,900 (2322 sqft)
Subdivision: Harborside Townhomes
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RE/MAX Executive | MLS # 4137380 | Active
18726 Nautical Drive -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $699,000 (1439 sqft)
Subdivision: Admirals Quarters
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Keller Williams | MLS # 4148848 | Active
18700 Nautical Drive -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $675,000 (1395 sqft)
Complex: Commodores Landing
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 4131627 | Active
17810 Half Moon Lane -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $675,000 (1436 sqft)
Subdivision: Half Moon Bay
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New View Realty Group | MLS # 4137529 | Active
8233 Houser Street -- 3 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $672,000 (2556 sqft)
Subdivision: The Retreat at West Catawba
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Keller Williams | MLS # 4150583 | Active
9012 Charles Francis Lane -- 3 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $655,000 (2582 sqft)
Subdivision: The Retreat at West Catawba
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EXP Realty LLC | MLS # 4160398 | Active
18563 Vineyard Point Lane -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $599,800 (1252 sqft)
Complex: The Moorings
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EXP Realty LLC | MLS # 4129254 | Active
10619 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $566,150 (2267 sqft)
Subdivision: Washam Potts Townhomes
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BSI Builder Services | MLS # 4156132 | Active
10524 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 4 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $541,150 (2232 sqft)
Subdivision: Washam Potts Townhomes
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BSI Builder Services | MLS # 4137814 | Active
10611 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $529,900 (2267 sqft)
Subdivision: Washam Potts Townhomes
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BSI Builder Services | MLS # 4156143 | Active
19002 Lake Breeze Drive -- 3 BR, 2.2 BA
Price: $500,000 (2324 sqft)
Subdivision: Harborside Townhomes
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Berkshire Hathaway | MLS # 4155094 | Active
11405 Potters Row -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $485,000 (1884 sqft)
Subdivision: Antiquity
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Keller Williams | MLS # 4138921 | Active
20528 Harbor View Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $479,000 (1896 sqft)
Subdivision: Lake Norman Cove at Jetton
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Newport Properties | MLS # 4156164 | Active
21552 Old Canal Street -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $475,000 (1936 sqft)
Subdivision: Antiquity
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Z1 Realty | MLS # 4158112 | Active
18448 W Catawba Avenue -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $465,000 (2053 sqft)
Subdivision: Harborside Townhomes
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Keller Williams Realty | MLS # 4158584 | Active
19751 Feriba Place -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $435,000 (1600 sqft)
Subdivision: Feriba Place
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TSG Residential | MLS # 4158569 | Active

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